Get the **** outta here.
Has this summer’s financial failure of The Lone Ranger done more damage to uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s reputation and ego than anyone thought?
The man who is a byword for blockbuster entertainment is nursing his wounds after a torrid summer in which his big project bombed, and the latest installment of his Pirates of the Caribbean franchise delayed until 2016.
Perhaps looking to return to safer ground, Variety are reporting that Bruckheimer is in talks with Eddie Murphy and Paramount to revive the Beverly Hills Cop franchise. The idea for a new film has been bouncing around for a while, with a TV series seriously considered earlier this year.
Bruckheimer’s involvement would indicate that the studio is serious about resuscitating a franchise that has been dead for almost 20 years. The films grossed $735m at the worldwide box office so we understand why a return is mooted, but that was a long time and a lot of decent cop films ago.
Whether the world really wants or needs another Beverly Hills Cop movie is debatable. That Eddie Murphy is desperate for a hit is not.